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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Tour Guide

Organize and lead tours around the area.

Party Promoter

Help to promote parties and social activities.


Prepare meals for guests.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Although these cathegories don't fully describe what we look for, they are the closest. We are searching for a Minister of happiness, the Tinker Bell that will add magic to the hostel. Your job is to make people happy, guests and staff. Someone who will take us out for drinks & dancing or visit a new park. Also, you should be in touch with our guests during their to make sure its perfect. It's a fun job but we are strict on responsibility

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

  • Between 20 and 33 years old

  • Be from outside Chile

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
6 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

10 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Ari es muy buena onda. Dos mejores dueños de hostel que conoci.
El hostel esta en una dirección muy buena, acerca de bares, pubs y fiestas. El staff me recibió muy bien, indicaría a los mochileros.

Saludos a todos del staff!

3 months ago


Experiência incrível! Me senti em casa , pessoal muito receptivo. Não podendo esquecer do Ari o dono do hostel , uma pessoa incrível e muito gente boa. Ele sempre está disposto ajudar os voluntários , assim como todos do hostel. Super recomendo! E já estou com saudades.

4 months ago

Ari replied

Obrigado Vanessa! desfrutamos tb de sua visita, ate mais!


Foi uma experiencia muito boa, tudo era bem novo para mim, mas ainda bem que todos foram um amor comigo e foi tudo otimo!! Obrigada por tudo!

4 months ago

Ari replied

Obrigado a vc Flavia! boa sorte


A experiência no Santiago Backpackers foi muito boa! O hostel é muito bem localizado e é um lugar muito bonito e aconchegante, com isso muito procurado, recebendo muitos viajantes, de todas as partes do mundo. A a experiência vivida lá me propiciou conhecer muitas pessoas com culturas e conhecimentos diferentes.
A equipe que compõe o staff é muito acolhedora e disponível para colaborar. Ari e Catha, que dirigem o local, são sérios em seu trabalho e flexíveis para buscar a melhor solução aos voluntários. Foi uma grande experiência e indico a qualquer um que queira conhecer Santiago. :D

11 months ago


Is was my first time traveling and using Worldpackers. The travel itself was amazing! The people who works in the hostel was great, but the host confuses volunteers and employees. I loved the experience, but not because of him, unfortunately. I wouldn't recommend people to be a volunteer in this hostel. It made me feel stressed and disappointed.

almost 2 years ago

Ari replied

Hi, I'm the host. I wish Andrea would have told me this personally and at the beggining of her stay, we saw each other every day. We host a lot of people and most leave very happy with their experience. I always have interviews and explain the jobs the volunteers will have, no surprises. In her case, the job was to organize parties/get-togethers and to serve breakfast. I have very clear the difference of a volunteer and a worker, but we are strict on volunteers being punctual and taking their duties seriously. In these aspects, there are no differences between workers or volunteers.
Still, this is a good opportunity to improve our recruiting and be very clear to future worldpackers about our expectations

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About Santiago Backpackers

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About the host

We have 50 beds which means there's always a nice person to meet and make new friends. We are located in Bellas Artes, a trendy neighborhood in downtown with great connectivity. We receive a lot of messages and usually fill positions quickly, try searching for more than a month ahead!

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